SOS Daily News : all you need to know about the State of Steem @ 3 December 2018

Steem is facing difficult times.

Steemit Inc has cut staff and is pulling back to let the community take on a greater role in the running of the blockchain.

Steem is teetering at #50 on CoinMarketCap.

Action is needed. Ideas are coming forward. Communication is paramount.

I am starting this daily update to bring together the key data, the most important information, the best ideas and the critical calls to action.

Read. Absorb. Digest. Act. Together.

KEY DATA  [ from CoinMarketCap & @arcange ]

Steem price US$ 0.316 2018-12-04 04:48 UTC
SBD price US$ 0.788 2018-12-04 02:36 UTC
Market Cap US$ 95,263,117 2018-12-04 02:36 UTC
CoinMarketCap Ranking #50 2018-12-04 02:36 UTC
No. of Whales 36 2018-12-02
No. of Orcas 300 2018-12-02
No. of Dolpins 1889 2018-12-02

Follow @penguinpablo for more statistics


@ned – Next Livestream this Thursday, Dec. 6th at 11am CST    [ NB this is 5pm UTC ]

@ned – Steemit, Inc. Blockchain Roadmap and Cost Reductions

@ned – Third Test Livestream; Steemit Update

@andrarchy – Why Social App Developers Should Avoid Protocol Development, and Vice Versa

@steemitdev – Upcoming Changes to


#6 @blocktrades – BlockTrades RocksDB proposal to Steemit

#12 @ lukestokes.mhth / @lukestokes – Where is Steem going? How will it get there?

#14 @utopian-io – Utopian is ready to seek investors. 1M USD goal for year 2019

#17 @yabapmatt – The Case For Advertising on Steem-Based Websites

#30 @therealwolf – My commitment is with Steem – Keeping my focus

#38 @blockbrothers / @exyle – Vlog 377: Re-evaluation of the blockchain from top to bottom

#38 @blockbrothers / @exyle – [Witness evaluation post #1] These witnesses run a full node. Voting suggestions if you care about decentralising the blockchain

#38 @blockbrothers / @exyle – One new insight can spark lots of new ideas

#38 @blockbrothers / @exyle – is running at a loss! Start generating revenue or get out, you are strangling other applications from succeeding

#45 @firepower – These Times Make You Wait & Watch!

#50 fyrst-witness / @fyrstikken – How much is really this Average Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer Salary?

#50 fyrst-witness / @fyrstikken – Shit, fix this shit or your tokens will be worth pennies, @ned!

#57 @holger80 – Monthly fullnode report for November 2018

#58 @dragosroua – A Few Thoughts About A Potential Witness Crisis We May Hit At Some Point

For more details of posts from Witnesses check @timcliff’s latest The Reports from the Witnesses 2018-12-02


@daan – I’m Not Going Anywhere – Positive About the Future of Steem!

@llfarms – An Open Freewrite Letter To The “Doers” Of Steem | From The Token “Kindergarten Teacher”

@lordbutterfly – What is it about STEEM that its tanking so hard? // An open letter to STEEMIT.INC

@louisthomas – How to Save Steemit – My Uninvited Opinion

@nathanmars – I’m moving forward with my dream of becoming an Angel Investor, If you’ve dreams, vision and goals then I’ll contact you directly and invite you personally to join our DtubeFamily777

@paulag – Full STEEM ahead – STEEM business is Your Business and My Business

@prameshtyagi – Tron and Steem Leaders are set to talk

@steevc – A 7-year-old is making millions on Youtube. What could be possible on Steem?

@tarazkp – Advertising the blockchain away

@taskmaster4450 – Steemit: Where Was The CFO?

@theycallmedan – The Gut Check


@dstors – New brand identity + What is the value of dStors?

@dtaste / @immanuel94 – DTaste | Free Account Creation now available | Thanks to the Onboarding API by oracle-D

@steemmonsters – Latest Steem Monsters Updates!


The Telegraph (UK) – Crypto start-ups hit by layoffs as falling prices bite

BlockchainReporter – Crypto Bear Market Forces Steemit to Lay off 70% of its Employees

CoinGeek – Steemit Restructures With 70% Job Losses, Citing Crypto Slowdown

This is a first run of this daily news service.

The format and content will evolve with each edition.

Please let me know of any important posts or key data that should be included. Comment below or message me on Discord Pennsif#9921

[ graphic by @pennsif ]

Steem has been good to me – 5 ways I am trying to give back

In the 18 months I have been on the platform steem has given me a lot.

I’ve learnt so many useful skills. I’ve met so many interesting people. I’ve done so many things I never thought I would. I’ve even earnt a tidy pile of steem tokens.

Most of all I have had my mind opened to the whole wide world. And all the people that live there.

The world is wondrous place – particularly when you get to know the residents of steem.

As a hobby, as a business, as a social network, as a place for personal development, or even just as a place to hang out and pass the time of day steem has been a full time giver. And I have been a full time taker of every opportunity that steem has sent my way.

But it cannot be all take and no give.

In these bloodied crypto days steem needs us. It needs us to do some giving not taking.

So I am revisiting, reviewing, re-evaluating what I do for steem.

Can I do what I do better, smarter, harder, faster. Can I do it with more brains than mourn.

This is what I do…

1.  A Dollar A Day @adollaraday

This is a charitable giving project that I got up and running in May. Steemians donate 1 SBD a day and I pool those SBDs to give out larger donations every day to currently 16 carefully vetted projects in 9 countries round the world. A Dollar A Day is on target to give out US$ 5000 by the end of the year.

2.  SteemClub-UK @steemclub-uk

I started this project more recently when I could only find well under 100 active steemians in the UK – barely more than 1 in a million of population. We’ve kicked off with a well attended first virtual meetup, discussions about mini-meetups and regional events are underway, I have set up an auto-voter with 5000 SP so far to give out a little something to every active steemian in the UK. The UK steem community is starting to come together… and there is so much more to come.

3.  MSP Waves @mspwaves

Through various name and format variations I have been hosting shows on MSP Waves since January. I have done The Alternative Lifestyle Show, My Life In 8 Songs, Here Comes The News, Use-Case Radio, The Random Radio Show… All have had a common theme of interviewing the people of steem. That is my radio thing. Now to the tune of around 400 interviewees. That is 400 steemians for whom I have provided a little bit of visibility and promotion for themselves and their projects. And we’re still going strong.

4.  Fundition

I work for Fundition, steem’s very own crowdfunding platform, doing Founder Support. That is I help people with preparing their project proposals and giving them ongoing assistance. So far I have helped several dozen founders with projects which have gone on to raise thouands of dollars. Fundition keeps on working for the good.

5.  And coming next… the Positive Steemians Club

I am always cooking up new ideas to try out. Some work, some don’t. There are still so many areas I would like to help with – improving onboarding and retention, growing the steem community in South America, developing the homesteading and prepping communities, encouraging more young people on to steem… the list is endless. Alas my time and resources are not. So I have to be selective. Last Thursday I threw a new idea up in the air to see if it would stick – the Positive Steemians Club. Giving air time to those great steemians with positive ideas to promote and improve steem. I hope this project has legs.

And one last thing, I buy steem. When I can afford it and when someone is selling. I do all my trades person to person to lessen or avoid fees and exchange costs as much as possible. If you are selling buzz me…

So that is what I am doing to give back to the community, and to help grow steem.

One person. Never enough. Giving it my best shot.


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